Smartening Your Goals – Earn Your Advantage

Smartening Your Goals

For too long, consultants, coaches, gurus and leaders have missed the goal. We continue to hear conceiving that those with written goals are more successful in life. My self was a disaster in this story – after all, it came from the pages of a famous author and I saw it several times – the last time in an article published by the Professional Golfers Association. The problem is that this story relates to the concept of identifying SMART goals, where there are certain evidence, but written purposes? So, I felt that it was early, the record of a little straight and based on just a little real research.

The goal is one of the things that seems almost unified about the importance of their lives, work, success, performance. And there are many speakers who are committed to setting goals. The latest “Fad” in this one is The Secret – Rhonda Byrnes, now famous television/film documentary, which, in short, claims that those who want to attract their understanding of their lives. Well, I’m not going to hijack that’s an attractive idea because there’s something here – but it’s not new, it’s written in the Bible for several hundred years. There are others, including Zig Zigglar and Anthony Robbins – both often used stories about the effectiveness of the lens: here’s the Yale study of 1953 – some saying it’s Harvard, and others defy the year – it doesn’t matter because the study is a city. Let me remind you of the story, you can hear the diversity and the exact percentage vary:

Yale researchers surveyed the 1953 senior class to determine how many of them have specific and written goals for their future. 3% of them. Twenty years later, the researchers followed survivors of class members and discovered that 3% of written goals had accumulated more personal wealth than the remaining 97% combined!

Smartening Your Goals
Smartening Your Goals

I repeat – this “study” is a city – while it is mentioned by some “authorities” and famous gurus in management and self-management, no traces of learning and NO paper here. But its appeal is understood – it feeds impressive in the concept that for you to accumulate wealth (aka successfully) not only needs to have specific goals, but you have to write them down. For someone who sells trial on written goals (see Zig Ziglar and Tony Robbins), he “proves” the process.

Does the goal really matter, or is it just a weight of climbing? To answer this question, rather than relying on filiform stories, it is important to have strong research to determine whether there is something here.

What is the goal?

But hold on for a moment, what do they say by “target”? At one point in his life, everyone heard the it was important for us to have goals. Goals give you a map for your future, economic, life, work or sport. It looks clear, but a football team playing without a goal is just a ball. But beyond more obvious physical goals as the goal of a particular game, what is a goal itself? And how do you know when ye have done this? Is it really important to have goals? However, the purpose of sports is a useful analogy; here we are more interested in diversity of non-sports.

Identifying an OED of a goal is “a goal or a result.” It is useful, but I prefer the Wikipedia version, referring to a target as “a certain and deliberate result of the strategy.” Ultimately both of them: the aim of getting a desired result. However, the dictionary means that the target exists or does not exist. Why is it important? I heard a few questions. I will give you an example:

Horizontal, there is a mountain whose top is shown on this glorious day. That is your goal. Their aim is to reach the spect of this mountain. According to the dictionary, the objective is the top of the mountain. After encyclopedia, the expected result is that you reach the top of the mountain as a result of the trip (planned strategy) that you made.

What is important, to have a goal or how to achieve it?   }

Let me go back short in football… Is having a goal at the end of the field that makes the game, or is this the strategy (and tactic) used by the players to achieve the goal?

The cause of the predict at this stage is to explain that we refer to the purpose of both as a unit and as expected as the results of our actions. For the purposes of this article, I am referring to the goal as the same – an entity that we can describe in one or more of the five senses we enjoy and as a certain and intended result. I think it’s important that a goal can be described in one or more of our impression – otherwise we don’t know what it is.

“A man without a goal, you’re like a boat homeless.” Thomas  Carlyle (also)

You know people, perhaps for themselves, who will lose without the list of “to do” lists. Every day, weekly activities resulting in some expected results. Many people will see it as their goals. In fact, you might call it “goals” if desired. But I wanted to continue learning this concept. I call it daily, weekly and monthly “results” – they are essential steps towards achievation of goals, but they represent a small portion of the overall expected results.

I borrow my own list of things to do now. It contains, curiously, writing the first three sections of this article. Is my goal to write three parts of an article? Is it writing an article? I can answer yes to the same, but that doesn’t tell us the whole story – my goal is to grow my business, and as part of this, I want to reach the broader audience to build my brand, build my reputation, and establish myself as a trusted expert to consider now and create a training program This article is only part of this strategy, and this section is only part of this article. The basic and second research I conducted to write, I trust in the knowledge of the purpose is another part … And so on.

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This is the goal that helps us know the appropriate results necessary to achieve the goal, the specific results that help us determine the steps we take to achieve them. The entire series brings together, with a strategy.

Because of frequency and clarity, I consider that “goal” is longer and the expected outcome of the strategy. “Results” are the result of the steps, significant events or activities we do on the road to achieve the goal.

When I was young, teachers and loved ones often asked, “And what do you want to be when you grow up?” Actually, I had no idea. My friends seemed to have hands, and I discovered that the expected answers seemed to focus on jobs or careers “I want to be a firefighter/doctor/train driver”, or perhaps a small bowler like the “Rock Star/Famous Actor” – or for money … “I want to be a millionaire.” Apparently, it doesn’t matter what you want to be – it still needs to be hard, that you want to get all the grades – and it’s important to “eat all your vegetables”. I don’t know how much Brussels sprouts are a need for success. When I was a teenager, I was on stage. And when I chose my topics at the A-level level, my possibilities seemed limited. The artist was ignored by the recommendation of my desirable art teacher, who said that the gentleman designed that “his eyes were hurt” and excluded the author because I had little taste for a Jane Austins North abbey.

In my knowledge, none of my friends responded: “I want to be a slave that moves the role from one side of the building to the other side of the building, putting me in politics in a position of power and authority, participating in unnecessary daily meetings and communicating within 4 hours”, what is wrong?

Maybe that’s the goal.

Whatis the goal?    }

Through accidents or intentions, people ask us when the youth “What do you want to be … we focus on the process of objectives. They ask us to rely on a distant future and describe our goal. With a few common experiences, we are more likely to think of those we ad aspire, who, through their labors, demonstrate what is important to our spirits.

What would you like to do in X years to live according to your personal values when you reach it? Can you ask a 10-year-old question? No? It’s unlikely they understand – but there are huge jumps in education and increasing pressure on children to learn more than the current generation of adults, they can ask you this question and be surprised if you can’t answer it. I go astray, but we ask the question and say, “What will you …

The goal is a process in which we choose our outcome, we decide what we want to achieve in a long-term time and determine how we can achieve the goal (that is, the strategy). For many people, which the problem is in terms of goals … the process needed involves the strategy to achieve this objective. When parents with gentle intentions ask: “What do you want to be … The approach they advise to accomplish what you have said always refers to the need to study hard, to be a good child, not to respond and above all … “Eat your vegetables!” In our day, the Council can be more specific and more useful. You begin to discover which aspects of knowledge and skills are happiest and more willing to clarify your personal goal if you know more about what is important to you.

Setting professional, life and economic goals is strongly supported and supported by hundreds of books and documents and articles. Most of them emphasize the importance of including your goals as part of the goal process.

Is the goal important?

Ask almost all the importance of the lens and they confirm that it is fantastic. Here is a small choice of answers to the question “How important is the goal?”

“The difference between successful people and those who are fighting is the meaning of tangible and measurable goals.”

“I think the lens works and needs to be written.”

“If there are no goals set, things happen, or not.”

“In measured goals, you will act to achieve them”

“… there is no reason to not move forward without your own goals. »

“Setting a few goals will always be effective”

“I have been set goals for over 10 years. I think these goals allow me to do what I want. »

“Successful people tend to write down goals”

So there seems to be a consensus on the importance of setting goals, but there is some evidence, but, as we can see, the studies made for this study may not be a fundamental concern for writing the purpose. What we will find is that the goal is probably more important than the goal itself! The smart goal concept is strongly supported. Specific and stretching, measured, achieved, realistic and time-consuming goals. There is a lot of reasonable reason to support the idea of SMART lenses – and there is great research.

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Why set goals?

Edwin Lock and Gary Latham have made a great deal of leading research on goals and goals and made it clear that setting goals means pleasure in the current state and the desire to achieve a result Locke and Latham, 2006.

Why specific and Stretching?

Locke and Latham the 2006 study and previous articles features a positive link between difficulties and performance. Locke and Latham, 1990; Locke and Latham, 2002. In other words, the harder goal is to achieve, the higher the level of performance, although moderated by commitment to purpose. Previous studies have shown that specific and difficult goals lead to higher performance than simpler and/or vague goals Latham and Lee, 1986

Obligation to achieve a goal – achieve and realistic-

Hollyhock and Klein, 1987, suggest that one’s commitment to a goal (based on Lockecke research and many others) depends on the combination of the individual’s expectations and the difficulty of achieving a goal. On averagely used mnemonic, SMART lenses, which are generally considered “AR” of SMART – achieved and realistic. Although Hollenbeck and Klein point out that if we set a goal, it may seem quite the goal is to achieve – I can do anything I need to do to achieve this and I am ready for the cost of time, effort, and it may seem pretty realistic – that I have given these resources.

Measurable and long time spending?

I think it’s possible to search for something that is non-measuring nor limited time – how do you know that you have succeeded without size and unlimited, when will you stop measuring or not measuring everyone? They remain “common sense,” even if a postmodernist may disagree.

So there is support for the concept of SMART purposes – why is it so important to “write” them?

Some suggest that writing increases engagement in the lens, but the evidence is anecdotal. For some people, action helps write something, obviously through a conscious process, because they see something as a personal commitment. Does that mean it applies to everyone? To answer this question, we have researched basic research to see Yale’s mythical study. A simple question asked if they had set goals if they were leaving school, university, when they did so and if they wrote it down. They were then asked to assess their full personal treasure today. The results were quite surprising.

Results of our survey

215 people responded online within a seven-week period. Respondents are mainly based in the UK (80%) and so on from Asia (11%) and the United States (9%). The researchers invited interviews through social networks, Academy and LinkedIn and direct contact with companies in the UK, Asia and the U.S. 70% of respondents work full-time, others are independent or entrepreneurs.

Only the results that are significant at 0.05 are discussed.

At the end of their formal training, 69.8% have personal targets, which only 11.2% set their target.

Goals and personal treasures

Among those written on their target, their average personal fortune is GBP 115,000, while those who do not write their target are 295,000 pounds. That’s more than two and a half times! Unlike so-called Yale study.

We asked the respondents as they deviated from formal training and examined their estimated personal wealth.

Those who left formally training in the 1970s had the average fate of GBP 475,000, 80 GBP 19500 and 90… GBP325000!

It seems reasonable that those who have longer workforce will have more personal wealth, and so will it… Almost. The usually appears to be the left formal training in the 1980s.

Those who left in the 1970s generated an average of 13,500 per year since they left. The 80s, a miserable 7,800 and those bright youth of the 90s, a large 21,600!

So what’s going on?

This can have something to do with SMART purposes.

Smart Purpose and Personal Fate

Those with specific measured objectives on average 25,000

Add time to some measured and it goes up to 50,000

Only achieve and realistic goals – now, they are on average 150,000

Specifically, measured, realistic and time-consuming and we are rapidly increasing in 475,000

Go all pigs, specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-based – and we reach 605,000

It seems that we find some useful answers here. Don’t worry about redacting your goals as long as they are SMART. So, is that? No. There are several interesting statistics of other important statistics on our survey. They look at the nature of the target.

Targets and personal wealth

The respondents were asked if they were willing to share their personal goals, 60% did, and they focused on four aspects: profession, lifestyle, money or ability. We also asked how satisfying the respondents were in their performance.

For those with focused lifestyle, the average fortune is 95,000 and are “satisfied” with their performance.

A career axis, an average wealth of more than 100,000 and “a little satisfied”

An investment of money, the average fortune is 162,500 and “content” and finally,

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A “focus skill”, the average fate is 780,000 and “extremely satisfied”!

If you go further, you have a predictive statistical conclusion … yes; Those who left formal training in the 1990s were more focused on “ability,” the 1980s focused on professional and lifestyle, while the 1970s were almost money. It is definitely a reflection of the atmosphere of time.

What is good attention to what you can do, will help make the process better. According to the Results of Lockeck and Latham that the ability to achieve the goal of reducing performance – individuals who are too poor and not connected do not work, while streaming, still in my potential capabilities, supports the commitment to achieve purpose.

The respondents were asked if they were willing to share their personal goals, 60% did, and they focused on four aspects: profession, lifestyle, money or ability. We also asked how satisfying the respondents were in their performance. The first three are “results” – that is, they indicate some tangible results. The purpose of excellence is a purpose of “performance” – these objectives focus on individual capabilities.

For those with focused lifestyle, the average fortune is 95,000 and are “satisfied” with their performance.

A career axis, an average wealth of more than 100,000 and “a little satisfied”

An investment of money, the average fortune is 162,500 and “content” and finally,

A “focus skill”, the average fate is 780,000 and “extremely satisfied”!

If you go further, you have a predictive statistical conclusion … yes; Those who left formal training in the 1990s were more focused on “ability,” the 1980s focused on professional and lifestyle, while the 1970s were almost money. It is definitely a reflection of the atmosphere of time.

What is good attention to what you can do, will help make the process better. According to the Results of Lockeck and Latham that the ability to achieve the goal of reducing performance – individuals who are too poor and not connected do not work, while streaming, still in my potential capabilities, supports the commitment to achieve purpose.

Results goal – some problems

The problem that many people face “results” goals have something outside the power of the individual.

An example of potential problems related to a “result” objective is a more sad testimony from a research participant:

“My goal is to have $3 million for my retirement at age 55 in the bank. At age 43, I reached my goal with great satisfaction. Unfortunately, my bank was in the midst of fraud and with toys. 16 years later, I was still working and gradually built my target. So goals are important, and we need to know what we want to accomplish in life – just choose a target yourself and don’t leave everything in one place. »

The results are usually subject to others and in the environment. The higher accessibility of a target only by yourself – that is, your own performance – your own performance – the more control you have to achieve goals. Objectives to rely heavily on other situations and/or other external situations are more difficult to influence.

As an extreme example, a poster aims to win the lottery! Now there are some things you can do to increase the possibility that it will become a reality, buying tickets is a useful item, but how much? It is interesting to note that another participant with a “money” goal really achieved his goal – by winning the lottery! Although this was not the original plan and they felt their whole goal was “somewhat satisfied.”

As he held on to the purposes of money, another participant reminds us that it is important to achieve their goal: “My goal is to be a millionaire in 35 … I succeeded when I walked away from the exchange counter at Jakarta airport! »

As a result of our analysis, participants showed similarities between how they set goals and sub sequences to achieve their goals. We have seen how people with the greatest achievement in personal wealth have SMART goals.

It is not to say that success can only be measured in personal wealth – the original intention is only to test the mythical results of yale study. And of course, a person may have a superb SMART lens – but because in their own atmosphere has not accumulated more personal wealth compared to a standard currency – in fact, a person may have less in terms of money policy, but better in terms of money can get less money

Performance goals

An interesting aspect that began to manifest itself with the results is personal satisfaction when goals are achieved. Those who have established “abilities” or “presentations” sacrifice that they are “extremely satisfied” with their achievements, though they recognized the whole goal or not. This section indicates the importance of personal values and raises questions about this process.

With a random choice of fifty respondents, we learned that there are several similarities in the way we set goals:

If we compare the groups of “Very Bad Content” to their performance and are “satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied” with their performance. Instead, the first group has SMART objectives.

The target is described in scenario rules – what is visible, heard and felt, and for some, sniffed and tasted. Interviews know that achieving a goal for themselves and the cost of themselves (and others) achieving their goal is achieved. By John Kenworthy  Article Source : http://EzineArticles.com/5029607}

 

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